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5 Things to Do in Dharamshala

In the grey summer garden i shall find you,
With day-break and the morning hills behind you—Siegfried Sassoon

Fed up with your monotonous present? You deserve a little peace and a break from your work. Pack your bags, whistle for your dog and take a plunge into the mountains. What better option than Dharamshala , that’s snuggled down and curled up Deodar cedar trees. It has all that you need to relax, be it mountains, vintage cafes or monasteries.

Here are some of the best things you can do in Dharmshala:

Triund Trek

As they say, Wildness is a necessity. Popularly known as the Crown Jewel of Dharmshala, Triund is located in the north of Dharmshala. If you don’t want to go for conventional sightseeing, there are other interesting things to do. Of these, Triund trek is one of the offbeat things that instills energy in you. Triund hill offers a stunning view of Dhauladhar Mountains on one side and Kangra Valley on the other side. There are many shops along the way that serve beverages and other light snacks that keeps you pepped up.

McLeod Ganj

Monks, mountains, monastery and momos, widely known as Little Lhasa or Dhasa, McLeod city is named after the population of Tibetans in this city. You can take a boat ride in Dal Lake and shop in Kotwali Bazaar, Jogiwara Road, & Mcleodganj Central Square. You can buy Tibetan Carpets, rugs and, exotic sculptures. On top of it, you can take Yoga sessions and Spa therapies. Mcleodganj is also known for the myriad Ayurvedic healing therapies that helps with the complete rejuvenation of the mind and body. There are many pop-culture themed cafes and relaxing in of these cafes is one of the most preferred things to do in McLeod Ganj.

Stargazing

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.“– Vincent Van Gogh

Imagine the snow-clad mountains with a view of stars while you’re peeping out of your tent and feel your lungs inflate with the rush of natural scent in the air. Can you imagine yourself more happier? The clear sky over the snow capped peaks makes stargazing one of the most interesting things to do in Dharamshala.

Explore Kangra Fort

There is always pastness of the past in the present. The trip to Dharmshala might seem imperfect without a traditional visit to Kangra Fort. The largest fort in the Himalayas, Kangra, located on the outskirts of the Kangra town is a fort built by Rajput family of Kangra as part of the Katoch Dynasty. The temples and royal chambers inside the fort makes the trip even more interesting.

Visit Bhagsu Waterfall

“The waterfall winks at every passerby.” ― Marty Rubin

A picturesque walk up to the fall with a plenty of tea shops on the way for quick refreshments is quite rejuvenating. Bhagsu Waterfall, 1 kilometer from McLeod Ganj, is a traveler’s delight due to its surrounding beauty and the history associated with it. It is located close to the Bhagsu Nag Temple, a temple dedicated to Shiva. You can feel sound of the waterfall doing talking to your soul.

 

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